Running Tecplot 360/Focus on OS X 10.10 Yosemite

This is not an issue in Tecplot 360 EX. Upgrade to Tecplot 360 EX» Problem: Running Tecplot 360/Focus on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite provides the following error: dyld: Symbol not found: _inflateReset2   References from: /System/Library/Frameworks/ImageIO.framework/Versions/A/Resources/libPng.dylib   Expected in /Applications/Tecplot_360_2013R1/bin/./../lib/libz.1.dylib in /System/Library/Frameworks/ImageIO.framework/Versions/A/Resources/libPng.dylib ./tec360: line 624:   343 Trace/BPT trap: 5    $ICONSTART “$TECHOME/bin/$EXECUTABLE” $APPFLAG Solution: Mac OS X 10.10 is looking in the Tecplot directory for the libz.1.dylib file to […]

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360 EX Menu Freezes on Ubuntu

Problem: Tecplot 360 EX pull-down menu becomes unresponsive after minimizing on Ubuntu systems. Solution: This can happen because of Ubuntu’s new Unity UI.  You may be able to solve this issue by reverting to an older UI.  You can do this by using one of the methods below: For Ubuntu 17+ the workaround is to remove libstdc++.so.6 and libgcc_s.so.1 from the bin/sys directory. For earlier versions of Ubuntu: On the login screen, […]

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Unable to run Tecplot after upgrading to XQuartz 2.7.5 Mavericks OS X 10.9 (and in some cases 10.8)

Note: Tecplot 360 EX is native to the Mac and doesn’t rely on an X Windows System. Download the latest release or get a free trial. Problem: Unable to run Tecplot after upgrading to XQuartz 2.7.5 on Mavericks OS X 10.9. Solution: If you are running Mavericks OS X 10.9 (and in some cases 10.8) you may have noticed XQuartz has pushed out a new release of XQuartz 2.7.5.  After you have […]

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Error messages compiling Fortran source code using gfortran on Linux

Problem: I get error messages when I try to compile Fortran source code using gfortran on Linux, even though I installed all the necessary “build-essential” gfortran libraries. Unable to compile Fortran source code using gfortran on Linux. Solution: If you are getting error messages when compiling the Fortran source code consider the following. First, the order of calls in the command line is important.  Using Tecplot’s simtest.f90 Fortran source code […]

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Using layout files from Tecplot 360 2011 and before to load PLOT3D data.

Note: This software version is no longer supported. Download the latest release or get a free trial. Problem: Unable to load PLOT3D data with layout file created from Tecplot 360 2011R2 and before with Tecplot 2012 and later. Solution: From Tecplot 360 2011R2 on the format for loading PLOT3D data has changed.  Currently we no longer load solution and function files as one but instead as separate files.  In order to load […]

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Image resolution on the workspace is distorted (black screen, translucency, etc).

Problem: Image resolution on the workspace is distorted.  This can include transparency to the desktop, a black screen or scrambled images. Solution: Please ensure that you have installed and updated your hardware graphics drivers.  This can be done via the terminal or GUI depending on the graphics card you have.  Once you have been able to install or update, run Tecplot again and see if this fixes the issue. For […]

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AVI files saved on Mac OS X 10.8.2 do not play in QuickTime.

Problem: AVI files saved on Mac OS X 10.8.2 do not play in QuickTime. Solution: When saving an AVI file on a Mac the produced file will prove incompatible with QuickTime X.  It has been found that QuickTime X does not support many codecs that previous versions used too.  Thus the solution is to use another player. AVI files have been found to work properly on Mac OS X 10.6.8.  […]

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Tecplot 360 does not finish opening on Mac OS X10.5.7, OS X 10.8.2, after security updates are applied

Note:  With the release of Tecplot 360 EX for Mac the use of an X server is not needed.  Tecplot is now native to the Mac so this is no longer an issue with Tecplot 360 EX. Download the latest release or get a free trial. Problem: When opening Tecplot 360, the initial Tecplot window appears, however, Tecplot appears to “hang/freeze” on a grey screen. Solution: Apple is no longer supporting […]

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Translucency when using Ubuntu Unity

Problem: Your Tecplot Linux Ubuntu Unity user interface workspace (e.g., Ubuntu version 12.04) may exhibit translucency, that is, all the open application screens remain visible underneath Tecplot. Solution: To disable this translucency you may instruct Linux xlib to manage the colors natively as RGB. Do this by setting the environment variable in a command line, or in any .bashrc or .profile file: export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1


Tecplot 360, Focus, and RS crash on MAC OS X Lion (10.7) when exporting an image

Note: With the release of Tecplot 360 EX the use of XQuartz will no longer be needed.  Tecplot 360 EX is now native to the Mac and thus does not need any use of a X Server client.  This should no longer be an issue. Download the latest release or get a free trial. Problem: I tried to export an image when running Tecplot software (360, Focus, or RS) on MAC OSX Lion, […]

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